To date, there are about ten varieties of Kuril tea in nature. Also, the flower growers call it a pyatilist or a cobbler. Kuril tea, the photo of which you can see in the article, belongs to the family of Rosaceae and is a short shrub. The leaves of the young plant are thin and covered with hairs. Later the sheets are covered with bark of brown or brown hue. During flowering the bush is covered with small fluffy flowers of yellow, pink or orange. The flower of Kuril tea consists of small petals, and in the middle there is a large number of stamens. Flowering shrub does not last long, it is a period of 6 hours to several days. After that fruits appear in the form of small dry nuts.
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Kuril tea is given the namebecause of the fact that before the shrub was very common from the Urals to the Kuril mountains. Local residents widely used leaves and flowers of the plant for drying and preparing fragrant tea. To date, many have appreciated the useful properties of the plant and used pyatilistnik for the treatment of many ailments and just as a fragrant drink.
What is the use of the Kuril tea
The medicinal properties of the cauliflower are widely known not only to the inhabitants of Transbaikalia and Kamchatka, but throughout Europe. Due to its composition, the bush has a beneficial effect on the body in many diseases. The structure of the bush includes:
- ascorbic acid;
- organic acids;
- essential oils;
Also in the stems and leaves of the plant are iron, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium and many other useful microelements.
Such a rich biochemical composition makes the leaves and branches of the plant an excellent tool for treating pathologies associated with diseases of the digestive system, with colds. Children with the help of pyatilistnika treat dysbiosis and other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Drugs based on cacti perfectly heal wounds, relieve the inflammatory process with many ailments of the oral cavity. The ability of Kuril tea to have antimicrobial effect is proved.
In addition, the description of the properties of the plant should include its diuretic and cholagogue properties, it also restores metabolism and has a general strengthening effect on the body. Indispensable decoction from the branches and leaves of the plant with inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary system, for example, with cystitis, urethritis and other diseases.
Important! Regular consumption of the drink from the leaves of the Kuril tea promotes the increase of immunity, the adjustment of all the processes of the body, and is also an excellent prophylaxis for many colds.
Cultivation and care of
Many housewives want to see such a useful and beautiful shrub as a kuril tea in their dacha and garden. Varied varieties of this plant will not only become an excellent ornament of the infield, but also bring useful raw materials for the preparation of a medicinal drink from many ailments.
Planting a plant and caring for it does not require much trouble. Kuril tea shrubs are absolutely unpretentious. If you managed to find plant seedlings, you can safely plant it in your garden.
The most common species for our area are Kurilian tea Goldfinger, Poli, Farreri, Preti and others. All of them are cold-resistant and perfectly take root in our territory.
The soil for planting should be loosened up. In the spring it is recommended to add to the soil fertilizing with potassium and phosphorus. Fertilizers will help the plant to take root well, and in the future the bush will delight with its beauty for many years.
Raw material preparation and brewing
Cobbler is used for preparing raw materials, which in the future is used for brewing a fragrant and healthy drink. For this, the leaves, stems and flowers of the plant are torn off and laid out in the fresh air for drying. This usually takes 2-3 days. After the leaves are placed in a special drying chamber or simply in the oven. The temperature for drying should not exceed 50-60 degrees.
After complete drying the material is stored in tin or glass jars with a tight lid. Shelf life of tea is about a year.
To prepare a drink for 200 ml of boiling water, you need to take a tablespoon of raw materials. There are several ways to make tea.
- Pour a few spoons of brew into an enamel or glassware and pour 500 ml of boiling water over them. After this, the drink is left to stand for 10-15 minutes. You can drink tea with the addition of sugar or honey.
- Another way to prepare tea is as follows: 2 spoons of tea leaves are put in a container, poured into half a liter of boiling water and brought to a low heat until boiling and covered with 3-5 minutes. Then the drink should be removed from the fire and allow it to infuse for 10-15 minutes. You can use medicinal tea in warm or cool form.
Important! As Kuril tea has ascorbic acid in its composition, it should be carefully administered to its people, with high acidity of the stomach.
Use of tea for various diseases
In most cases, the pseudocyst for the treatment of various ailments is used in the form of broths and infusions. Kuril tea yellow, white and pink is an excellent anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, antimicrobial, soothing. Further in the article we will consider the most common recipes based on this plant.
Treatment of colds
To treat colds of infectious diseases, it is recommended to brew a strong broth from dry leaves, stems and shrub flowers. For this, a tablespoon of raw material is poured into 200 ml of boiling water and placed on a water bath for 25-30 minutes. As the agent strongly boil, at the end of the procedure, another 150 ml of water is added to it. Take the medicine on one spoon three times a day.
Lotion for wound healing
For ulcerative and suppurative skin lesions, it is recommended to treat them with infusion on the basis of tinder. To do this, 2 tablespoons of tea leaves are poured into half a liter of boiling water and boiled on low heat for 7-10 minutes. After this, the medication is insisted for 30-40 minutes and filtered. Apply the product to the lotion and treatment of wounds.
Preparing a drink to strengthen the body
In the cold season, to enhance the body's ability to resist colds, it is recommended to drink a glass of tea a day. For this, a salty spoon of tea leaves is poured into 250 ml of boiling water and insisted for 10-15 minutes. Take the drink in a warm form with the addition of sugar or honey to taste.
For cystitis and other diseases of the genitourinary system
In inflammatory processes of the urogenital system it is recommended to prepare a decoction of the following herbs: pyelitelnik, chamomile, bearberry, yarrow and St. John's Wort. All herbs should be taken on a tablespoon and pour from 500 ml of boiling water. The agent is pressed on a water bath for 15-20 minutes, after insisting for half an hour and filtering. Take the medicine in half a cup three times a day.
Because of the huge amount of minerals and useful compounds, it is not recommended to use infusions and broths of Kuril tea constantly. The course of treatment with this plant should not exceed 30 days. After a break for 2-3 weeks is necessary.
In addition, you can not drink tea from the five-syllable women in the state, during lactation, and children up to the age of five.
Remember, disease prevention and treatment with the help of Kuril tea should be literate. Take care of your health and be happy.